Traveler Reviews of Private Tours in Siem-Reap-Cambodia by Tour Guide Dara R. (Guide #1670)


Leo Liu

Boston, MA, United States
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Tour: #90115, Two Days Preah Vihear Tour, Siem Reap, Cambodia    view tour
Date: Feb 14/20

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for your time in Cambodia and it was my pleasure meeting you and sharing my culture to you. Safe travel and see you some day again for another great exploration.

Abraham Cohen

Mexico
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Tour: #14577, Two Days Angkor Private Tour, Siem Reap, Cambodia    view tour
Date: Feb 7/20

We had a great time on our two days in Angkor! Dara is very knowledgeable and attentive, keen to answer every question we asked. He is funny as well and seems to be very passionate about his culture. He knows how to navigate the temples to make the most out of your time, pointing out every place where we could get the best shots. Sunrise at Angkor is absolutely magical and every temple we stopped at was breathtaking, thankfully Dara was there to help us understand what we were seeing. Thank you Dara!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for your great comment and it was pleasure meeting you and I am looking forwards seeing you all again soon. Dara.

Nik Hizwa Jasmin Nik Nasruddin

Malaysia
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Tour: #70813, Angkors - Waterfall, Siem Reap, Cambodia    view tour
Date: Feb 1/20

Dara was soo wonderful during our 2 days tour with him. His historical knowledge was amazing to hear and he took us to the best spots. We did a 3 hr motorbike ride to the top of Kulen Mountain to visit some temples and the source of the spring water. If you are adventurous, definitely worth the time. Our visit to the Angkor Park was also amazing. Dara also took some amazing photos of us and knew best angles for the photos. We has a great time with him. Would definitely recommend him.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for your time in Cambodia. It was really great tour with you at Kulen mountain, was the birthplace of the Khmer Empire from 802AD. I hope to meet you another time to show you another great place that we have not been there yet. Dara.

John Willson

United States
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Tour: #25064, Five Days Angkor Tour, Siem Reap, Cambodia    view tour
Date: Jan 22/20

Dara possesses a wide and articulate knowledge of his country and its history. We could not have asked for a better guide. He was very sensitive to our needs and employed great strategies for making the best use of our time—something we appreciate considering the 95+ degree weather during our visit. You could call him a Doctor of Touristology—he knew the symptoms of "Temple Burnout" and was ready with a great alternate trip to the silk farm and Artisans Angkor. Thank you so much Dara!

Jerry Butteris

United States
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Tour: #70812, Two Days Angkor Tour., Siem Reap, Cambodia    view tour
Date: Jan 11/20

Excellent guide. Picked great temples and pointed out significant facts and the best photo locations. Personable and fun to talk to.

Therese Morell

Switzerland
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Tour: #10073, Classical Angkor Day Tour, Siem Reap, Cambodia    view tour
Date: Jan 3/20

Dara is a very competent, knowledgeable, flexibel and charming local guide. He presented Angkor Wat on it's best and always found the instagramable�� spots where we could take the best pictures. Thank you Dara for the unforgetable day.

Philip Wood

United Kingdom
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Tour: #18984, Three Days Angkor Tour, Siem Reap, Cambodia    view tour
Date: Dec 24/19

Great tour lead by Dara. He was very knowledgeable and friendly. Also he spoke great English. Tour was tailored it to suit what we wanted to do. Sunrise over Angkor Wat on Christmas day...perfect! Would recommend.

Vieen Leung

United States
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Tour: #10073, Kulen Mountain!, Siem Reap, Cambodia    view tour
Date: Dec 22/19

This was a fantastic tour! Dara was very knowledgeable guide re: the history and religious significance of the sites around Kulen mountain. Dara also helped us rent motorbikes to take us deeper into the jungle to see a few sites that are off the beaten path, including the oldest temple on Kulen Mountain where the Khmer Empire began. We got to see a lot in one day - though Dara really tries to keep you on a schedule, which if your not a very scheduled person may make you feel a bit rushed.

Stephen Justesen

United States
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Tour: #14577, Two Days Angkor Private Tour, Siem Reap, Cambodia    view tour
Date: Dec 20/19

Wendy Downie

United States
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Tour: #90114, Kulen Mountain, Siem Reap, Cambodia    view tour
Date: Oct 25/19

Dara was very knowledgeable and open to answering all of our questions. He was flexible to meet the groups needs. Dara has a great sense of humor which made it a very interesting and fun tour.

Margaret Ann Pearson

United States
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Tour: #70812, Two Days Angkor Tour., Siem Reap, Cambodia    view tour
Date: Oct 20/19

Dara, our tour guide was exceptional!! I gave him - and his tour - 5 stars +++. He took us everywhere we wanted to go, and we saw and did everything!! It was educational, as well, and we learned so much from him. He has a very nice car to tour in, and he provided us with plenty of cold water - whenever we wanted it. He was very pleasant, with a great sense of humor. We thoroughly enjoyed our 2 days with him!!

Edwin Feng

Singapore
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Tour: #10073, Classical Angkor Day Tour, Siem Reap, Cambodia    view tour
Date: Oct 1/19

Dara is friendly, knows the history well, and took good care of us during our trip.

Lorenzo Molè

Italy
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Tour: #70812, Two Days Angkor Tour., Siem Reap, Cambodia    view tour
Date: Aug 20/19

The tour was amazing, well managed with a mix between temples and floating village. Our guide was well prepared and ready to answer to our questions.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for your time in Cambodia. It was wonderful time meeting you all and we are looking forwards of seeing you again soon. Send you big love from Cambodia. Dara.

Rebekka Beukema

Netherlands
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Tour: #14577, Two Days Angkor Private Tour, Siem Reap, Cambodia    view tour
Date: Aug 15/19

Dara took as an a 2-day tour to Angkor Wat and we all loved it! We traveled with 3 kids and he truly took the time to explain them the history regarding the different temples. Thanks Dara!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for your time in Cambodia and It was our pleasure meeting you and We hope to see you all again soon. Dara.

Lauren Sukin

United States
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Tour: #14577, Two Days Angkor Private Tour, Siem Reap, Cambodia    view tour
Date: Aug 7/19

Dara was great! He's very knowledgeable and friendly. You do need a tour guide for many of these sites, and a private tour is a much better option than the large group tours. Note that entrance fees and meals are not included.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for your time in Cambodia. It was our pleasure meeting you both. see you you some day again soon. Dara.

Samuel Miller

United States
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Tour: #10073, One Day Angkor Tour., Siem Reap, Cambodia    view tour
Date: May 2/19

Mo Sijiny

Italy
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Tour: #70814, Kulen Mountain, Siem Reap, Cambodia    view tour
Date: May 1/19

Nice guy and very informative!

Phyllis Silver

Silver Spring, MD, United States
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Tour: #18984, Three Days Angkor Tour, Siem Reap, Cambodia    view tour
Date: Apr 9/19

We want to thank Dara for giving us an unforgettable 3 days at Angkor Wat. Dara's in depth knowledge of the history and culture of the time was excellent. We were overwhelmed with the beauty and workmanship of the temples. It was a pleasure to spend our time with him. He drove us through the complex in a very comfortable car which we especially enjoyed for the air-conditioning breaks. It was very hot and he kept a cooler of cold water for us. It was an amazing visit that we will always cherish.

Diana Kirkbride

United States
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Tour: #14577, Two Days Angkor Private Tour, Siem Reap, Cambodia    view tour
Date: Apr 5/19

Our guide, Dara was friendly and knowledgeable. He made changes in the tour to accommodate our interests. He offered excellent historical commentary. We would highly recommend him.

Bertrand Villée

Belgium
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Tour: #18984, Three Days Angkor Tour, Siem Reap, Cambodia    view tour
Date: Mar 9/19

TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: ToursByLocals is committed to 5-Star tour experiences and we appreciate any learning opportunity to improve the quality of the service we offer our customers. We take all feedback seriously and have, as always, attempted to clarify with our customer if there was anything our guide, or ToursByLocals, could have done differently to have made this tour a 5-Star experience.

Pei Yin Kang

Malaysia
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Tour: #70812, Two Days Angkor Tour., Siem Reap, Cambodia    view tour
Date: Feb 6/19

Dara our guide was very keen on imparting the history of each Temple we visited before entering the temple. It was a good move as the group tends to stray upon stepping into the amazing temples. Both Dara and the driver (Bo) were also quite entertaining, the elders in my family were satisfied with the trip.

Lauren Shaw

United States
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Tour: #63274, Angkor Four Days Tour !, Siem Reap, Cambodia    view tour
Date: Jan 15/19

Dara was perfect in every way. He was thoughtful, knowledgeable, has a great sense of humor, speaks English well, knew how to enter crowded sites so that we avoided the crowds, always had the perfect photo spots, provided plenty of icy water, took us to great restaurants, made great suggestions and was always on time. He helped us understand the culture of Cambodia but most important of all, we felt completely comfortable in Cambodia because of him. Choose Dara, you will not be disappointed!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for your kind word and it was my pleasure of meeting you. Miss you both !

Tahirah Abdur Rahman

United States
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Tour: #10073, One Day Angkor Tour., Siem Reap, Cambodia    view tour
Date: Dec 30/18

Dara is very knowledgeable about the history of the temples. He was great at explaining the carvings, paintings, etc. He is friendly, personable and flexible. English is excellent. Highly recommend men.

Meera Nilekani

United States
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Tour: #10073, One Day Angkor Tour., Siem Reap, Cambodia    view tour
Date: Dec 29/18

Dara was great. He was extremely flexible with the last minute adjustments that we wanted to make, was easy going and calm, and a very safe driver. He had a ton of information about the history of the area and he and my mother traded lots of stories about Hindu mythology. He gave us honest feedback about what we could feasibily do, and even advised us on how to handle the mosquitoes in our hotel room! He also has a genuine love for the temples, what they stand for, and how they've changed over time.

Surendra K.

United Kingdom
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Tour: #70812, Two Days Angkor Tour., Siem Reap, Cambodia    view tour
Date: Dec 27/18

Dara was very knowledgeable about the area and flexible with the tour itself. It was a pleasure to see Angkor with Dara.

Jeanne Besser

United States
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Tour: #14577, Two Days Angkor Private Tour, Siem Reap, Cambodia    view tour
Date: Dec 22/18

We had a wonderful 2-day tour of Angkor Wat with Dara. He was very knowledgeable about the history of the temples. Very flexible to meet our needs. His car was in great shape and comfortable. Excellent guide!

Roxanne Vakharia

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Tour: #10073, One Day Angkor Tour., Siem Reap, Cambodia    view tour
Date: Dec 15/18

Dara Rann was recommended to us by a friend -- and we were not disappointed. He coordinated with us before and after we reached Siem Reap and was flexible about our timings/schedule. He picked us up on time for our sunrise Angkor Wat tour, was knowledgeable about the place, was patient and knew where the crowds would not be present. After that, he suggested we do a cruise on the Tonle Sap lake and see the Chong Khneas Floating Village -- we had not planned these but were glad we did them, thanks to him!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for your time in my country and It was my pleasure of serving you. We are looking forwards to see you all some day again soon. Dara.

Trisha Sircar

United States
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Tour: #10073, One Day Angkor Tour., Siem Reap, Cambodia    view tour
Date: Nov 22/18

Dara was amazing. He was so nice, knowledgable and courteous. My mother was traveling with me and she is slightly handicapped. He helped us with her disability and was so patient with us. I definitely recommend Dara as a tour guide and would give him a 5 star rating for exceptional service. Thanks, Dara!

Gretchen A.

United States
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Tour: #70812, Two Days Angkor Tour., Siem Reap, Cambodia    view tour
Date: Nov 15/18

Dara is very knowledgeable about Cambosia and very generous with this info. The pace was perfect for us and Dara knew how to set our schedule to minimize the crowds. Dara tailored the itinerary to fit our needs, had great restaurant recommendations and tips for things to do in Siem Reap. I would highly recommend him as a tour guide and for sure will call him again when we are in this area. Thank you Dara for your knowledge and sense of humor!

Helen Feltovich

United States
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Tour: #25064, Five Days Angkor Tour, Siem Reap, Cambodia    view tour
Date: Oct 23/18

Five stars isn't enough for Dara. He is knowledgeable, patient, flexible and also funny. We were a group of 5 friends with different interests and he managed to keep us all happy. He is proud of his country, it's people, and it's *amazing* heritage sites. Cambodia also gets 5+ stars. We expected astonishing temples (and weren't disappointed) but didn't expect the cleanliness, charm, world class food or impeccable service. Can't wait to return.


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